When it comes to work and life in general, do you often find yourself drowning in a sea of tasks that should have been completed yesterday? Are you often left frustrated at the end of the day because you couldn’t do everything you could have? Are mornings equally confusing because where to start is always the biggest challenge?
It doesn’t have to be this way.
You can get more done, without worrying about anything at all, ever again. The question remains, are you willing to change the way you work?
If the answer is yes, here are a few simple and very effective methods of being more productive—without the stress.
Work on One Thing at a Time
It is easier to focus when you know exactly what needs to get done and then do it. It will take less time to do one job than to complete it when you are concentrating on several things at once. Shut down the email, smart phone and instant messaging program. Get rid of all other distractions—and work.
Achieve Visual and Mental Clarity
Take a look around your workspace. Is it cluttered? Then take a few hours and clean the room, or at least organize your desk area. Create a space for yourself. It should refresh you and make it easier to get things done. Once you have your Zen area, it will be easier to work and concentrate on the task at hand.
Don’t Get Stuck. Get It Done!
Sometimes the task is so big and so complicated that procrastination seems like a good option. Unfortunately, it’s not going to go away if you ignore it. Make yourself realize that the faster it gets done, the less of a hassle it’ll be. If the task really is too monumental to achieve, break it down into smaller, doable chunks. Keep breaking it down until you get to a level you are comfortable dealing with, then do it!
Give Yourself Permission to Relax
Take at least a day off all for just yourself (and your closest friends, if you’d like) every few weeks. Do something that rejuvenates the soul and takes you out of the constant mental state of “I have to do this!”
Put these simple systems into action, and be consistent and open to ideas for making your work flow better. Not only will doing this help reduce the stress but also fuel your productivity. If you are looking for motivational and inspirational ideas for reducing stress in the workplace, get in touch with Steve Gilliland, North America’s most award-winning speaker.